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There is evidence that someone behind these experiments intentionally left out committee members who were opposed to testing the monkeys. Photo credit: Wisconsinwatch.org

Wisconisin Monkey Experiments Swept Under The Rug?

(ANIMAL TESTING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) Cruel experiments involving newborn monkeys at the University of Wisconsin are on the verge of being “swept under the rug” indefinitely, in result of a new piece of legislation that is currently in the process of being approved. The proposed amendment to Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill would legally permit the university […]

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SeaWorld has decided to end its captive dolphin feeding program.

SeaWorld Reels In Dolphin Feeding Program

(SEAWORLD/CAPTIVE DOLPHINS) SeaWorld recently announced its visitors will no longer be given the opportunity to hand-feed fish to captive dolphins in response to backlash after an unsuspecting child was bitten by one of the park’s dolphins in 2012. — Global Animal

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Ringling Bros. Makes Elephant-Sized Decision

(CIRCUS ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL WELFARE) Today, America’s best-known circus Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced plans to phase out elephants from its performances by 2018. With consumers now so alert to animal welfare issues, the circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, made the shocking decision in response to mounting public pressure and constantly changing regulations involving “anti-circus” […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Cuban Picadillo

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This recipe is based on Cuban style picadillo, a ground beef based dish. There are many delicious brands of vegan soy crumbles that can replace the beef and you won’t even notice the difference! This recipe uses Trader Joe’s Beef-less Ground Beef. Traditional Cuban picadillo includes raisins, however they can be easily omitted […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Curry Tofu Steaks

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) Tofu is a versatile meat replacement that can absorb any flavor, including this sweet and spicy coconut curry. Black rice is packed with nutrition and has a nutty flavor that goes well with coconut. Kale is also rich in vitamins, including calcium, a nutritional concern for vegans who forego the dairy. Pan frying […]

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Pigs can spend their entire lives in pig gestation crates which prohibit them from turning around. Photo credit: Humane Society of United States

Starbucks Serves Up Grande Animal Welfare Policy

(FACTORY FARMING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) With a helping hand from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Starbucks is starting the new year off on the right foot. As of January 1, 2015, the massive coffee chain put in place a North American cage-free egg policy, along with a much broader and extensive list of commitments […]

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<p>Photo Credit: Elana Pisani</p>

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Italian Ciabatta Sandwich

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This saucy sandwich is filled with vegetables but also includes fake sausage to make a hearty meal. Tofurky brand “Italian sausage” is browned and simmered in tomato sauce. Ciabatta is a delicious Italian bread that is perfect for this sandwich because it is light and airy with a crisp crust. And make sure […]

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Bring along treats to make your pet's trip to the vet more enjoyable.

5 Vital Pet First Aid Tips

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Pet parents want to give their pets the best possible care. Regular vet visits, proper grooming, and ensuring regular exercise and adequate nutrition are just some of the ways in which we make sure our pets are happy and healthy. But what about in emergency situations or natural disasters? Not all pet […]

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